Replace “immigration” with legal indentured servitude. Let anyone willing to pay their way in – by a lump sum payment or on an installment contract that has deportation as the penalty for non-payment come on in with photo identity documents and reporting requirements. No one to be left in the shadows. Set the cost of entry high enough to avoid allowing in deadwood. The cost should be at least $5000 – or maybe $10,000 or $15,000. That way the money paid to enter the United States will go into the federal treasury, instead of into the pockets of “coyotes” who run illegal immigration mills for sweat shops. If we cannot stop the flow of those seeking a better life, lets control that flow and make that inflow of would-be American citizens a source of revenue, well ordered, and free of exploitation.
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